Information on Powerline Right-of-Way Vegetation Management

Posted May 25, 2019

Updated August 26, 2019

 

1.  Reports on Vegetation Management on Powerline Corridors

 

If an Eversource  powerline runs through one of your preserves, than the right-of-way probably provides important habitat for rare and declining species of plants and animals that require open habitats.  When Eversource alerts you that they will be managing vegetation on the right-of-way, you have the opportunity to meet with a vegetation manager to discuss how this can be accomplished while minimizing impacts to important habitats.  

 

View two reports, authored by Robert Askins, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Connecticut College and the Connecticut Botanical Society, respectively, which describe proven methods for maintaining transmission lines while preserving a biologically rich plant community dominated by native shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. Click on the links below to access the reports:

 

In early April 2019, Eversource hosted a forum on their vegetation management practices for several environmental stakeholder groups concerned with varying taxa (birds, plants, amphibians, reptiles, etc.) at their campus in Berlin, CT.  CLCC hosted a second forum on August 12, 2019. View details here >>

 

 

2.  Eversource Contacts

 

If you are seeking information or wish to discuss vegetation management on an Eversource powerline corridor, please refer to the following list of contacts:

 

Jamie Lintner

Eversource Real Estate

Liaison to the Land Trust community

jamie.lintner@eversource.com

860.665.3341

 

Marcia Wellman

Eversource Siting & Construction Services

Property owner notifications & managing property owner concerns or issues

marcia.wellman@eversource.com

860.728.4457

 

Michelle Ford

Environmental Licensing & Permitting Specialist

Implementation of Best Management Practices with respect to threatened & endangered species

michelle.ford@eversource.com

860.665.3183

 

 3.  Additional Information from Eversource

For additional information, please contact CLCC Executive Director Amy Blaymore Paterson at abpaterson@ctconservation.org

 4.  Addition Information offered by others